During the drought of 2000, California ran out of power due to mismanagement and requested electricity from BPA. President Clinton suspended the Endangered Species Act as it related to the recovery of the Pacific Salmon and sent the power south to California. That "environmentally sensitive" state of California never imposed any conservation measures. Just continued to waste not only their power, but that being shipped from the northwest. Well, looks like they are going to do it again with this drought. http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-brown-water-20140131,0,3070851.story With the state snowpack at 12% of normal here is my favorite line from the story........ "Thanks to billions of dollars of ratepayer investments in regional water storage projects and conservation programs, Southern California is in a stronger position than much of the rest of the state. "We spent 20 years preparing for a drought like this," MWD General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger said. The agency, which supplies the Southland with water from the Colorado River and Northern California, has no plans to impose rationing this year. " I guess the attitude is we stole the water fair and square......so if those areas going literally dry in Nevada and northern California we MIGHT help them. The good news for the Northwest is that California spent billions building worthless solar and wind energy plants with taxpayers money. However, the private sector has spent millions building gas fired turbine generating plants and it looks like they will not need BPA electricity this year. The bad news is that they are going to burn so much natural gas that it appears that the price of natural gas will really spike this year!! I really don't know how you shame 38 million people into giving a damn about the environment??